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All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1900 item #1335981
David Anthony
$780.00
Ambrose Hyppolyte Louis Garneray (1783 - 1857, France) produced a remarkable series of images of major ports of Europe and the United States beginning in the 1820s. He was commissioned by Louis XVIII of France to produce paintings of naval scenes. The aquatint etching we offer for sale is a member of the port series, most likely a second state production published c. 1835. It was probably originally published around 1820 or so. Garneray has depicted a scene of New Orleans with a steam and sail ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1433652
David Anthony
$2,750.00
We offer an exceptional American Historical Staffordshire serving platter in the Virginia pattern made by James and Ralph Clews. The flow mulberry/black transfer platter has beaded scalloped edging with a rich wreath of leaves and flowers around the rim and cavetto. The piece de la resistance is its central reserve depicting passengers in a sailboat lazily floating down the river while viewing a threesome of people at river's edge. The Greco-Roman building at the right is most certainly an allus...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1426490 (stock #BA948)
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Vargas wax figure with a young child is mounted on its original wooden platform and is one of a series of fascinating "street character wax dolls" conceived of and crafted by Mrs. Conception Vargas Alfonso, daughter of the world-renowned, turn-of-the-20th century-New Orleans, Spanish sculptor, Francisco Vargas.

From approximately 1915 through the 1930's, Mrs. Vargas-Alphonso, influenced by the artistry of her father who a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #985904 (stock #lot714)
Description:

Done by top-quality marble stone, a great Buddha’s head was well carved.
A typical piece of the early to mid-Tang periods, the marble head was well carved by the hands of the excellent craftsman.
The religious piece was well depicted in details: on top, the spiral ushnisa and the features of the face –the full cheek, almond eyelids and well-defined lips, all were meticulously rendered by affluent and sleek carving skills.

Due to natural cause or some...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1433725 (stock #TRC209327)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Price on Request
From a well-known series entitled “Chōtō” (Listening to the Waves) this large contoured vase features a sandy glaze that the sculptor claims is an expression of the features of the landscape where he grew up.

Born in the port city of Shimoda, Sakiyama studied art in Osaka and then later went on to open his own kiln that he named “Hidaka” (High Sun). Appearing to have a natural gift for form and proportion, his pieces soon attracted the attention of galleries and collectors...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1445161
Indonesia, Timor, Malaka, Tetun people, third quarter of 20th century

Handspun cotton base, botanical indigo and aniline dyes, warp ikat, warp float

The skirt is made up of four panels, joined along the selvedges and then sewn together at the ends into a tube. The two solid nut-brown outer panels are decorated at the selvedge with compound pinstripes of honey, white, fawn and teal centred on ribbons of indigo warp float. The two mirroring inner panels form a banded b...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Philately : Postal History : Pre 1990 item #1445099 (stock #3069)
Watch Company
$1,500.00
American produced pocket watches that survived the American Civil War is one of the most collectible categories. From 1861 - 1865, 650,000 Americans lost their lives in this war to preserve their cultures and respective countries; The United States vs the Confederate States of America.

The watch presented in this listing was from the northern States; the United States. This surviving example is particularly scarce because of its heavier weight and superb all original condition of ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1445081 (stock #BA958)
Pickaninny Brand Peanut Butter was produced in the 1920's by the F.M. Hoyt Company of Amesbury, Massachusetts, who guaranteed the quality of its peanut butter and whose sales slogan was: "Packed For Those Who Appreciate Quality". The company's logo featured a very young, African-American girl in a red dress, eating peanut butter out of the tin pail while her cloth doll rested on her lap. The words: "A.C. CO OF MASS." appear in the tiniest letters below the words "Peanut Butter" on one side of th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1445016 (stock #1586)
t a t a m i
$300.00


RICE WASHER WITH IRON STAND

Lovely bowl hollowed out from a single tree, with primitive grooves at inner surface (as funtional design for catching pebbles for cleaning rice up when washing rice), early 20th century, Korea, approx. 24 x 23 x H 9cm (9.44 x 9.05 x 3.54in). Attached with such a three-legged iron stand, mid 20th century, Korea, approx. 14.5 x H 9.5cm (5.70 x 3.74in) Some expected damage including hole due to use and aging as is, but in generally ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1445015 (stock #908)
A gilt-wood kebutsu Buddha nestled snugly in its original pierced-work sub-mandorla, which was originally attached to the main mandorla directly above a large main sculptural image. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor old repairs, with a string attached at the top for wall display.

Height: 28 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Height of kebutsu Buddha figure only: 9.5 cm.

An elegantly sculpted mandorla fragment framing a lovely kebutsu Buddha. Highly decorative.

All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 2000 item #1445014 (stock #08248)
t a t a m i
$300.00


LITTLE GIRL

Anonymous Japanese pastel painting on paper titled 'Shojo' (Little girl). Frame with no glass: approx. 74.5 x 56.2cm (29.33 x 22.12in)


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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1445012 (stock ##102)
Tibetan Kangling. Height - 300mm, Width - 56mm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1444925 (stock #907)
Standing 11-Headed Kannon Bosatsu, the figure's left hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the right forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the vow, sculpted in relief from a brown-hued sedimentary stone. Clearly dated to the third year of the Kokwa Era (1846), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss, with dried lichen accumulation.

Height: 41 cm
Width: 21.5 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Packaged weight: 14 kg

At the upper-right of the figure appear two Japanese characters that tra...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #1444824 (stock #G691)
An educational tool pairing that spans a century!

Offered are two school slates, both designed to support children's learning, either while in school or at home.

The C1870 school slate was commonly known as a book slate as it is constructed of two separate slates that are bound together on one side allowing the slates to open and close like a book. This construction also allows the bound slates to stand freely on a flat surface. Each slate measures 7" wide x 9' long, and are framed in wood...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1920 item #1444769 (stock ##101)
Mysterious Ancient Tibetan Headdress. Height - 620mm, Width - 220mm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1970 item #1444755 (stock #GD1)
Gorgeous Japanese Geisha Doll Collectible Red Kimono Kyoto

Made in Japan

Condition: very good for its age

The doll is absolutely gorgeous, we got her in Kyoto from a private collector. This is an authentic Japanese geisha doll, her face is made of gofun and with glass eyes. The older version of geisha dolls are truly remarkable comparison to the newer version which made of plastic. This doll is a true collector's doll to be cherished and love. You can put this anywhere in your ho...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1444742 (stock #TRC2105066)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
Price on Request
A collaboration piece between the famed poet/ nun of the late Edo period Rengetsu and her younger protege Tessai, this scroll depicts a frightened cricket making his way to the top of a stalk of grass on a windy day. Set in the fall season, the viewer can imagine a message of frailty, loneliness, and possibly the feeling of trepidation that accompanies the turning of the seasons towards the colder months. Melancholic though it may seem at first glance, there is the deeper, more hopeful message o...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1910 item #1444733 (stock #B296)
Presented as a historical and cultural artifact, this extraordinarily RARE, very, very scarcely found, cloth book entitled "Pickaninny ABC" was published in London, Patented March 7, 1905, Number 39, by Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd. The book measures 8.50 inches long x 6.75 inches wide, and is the companion volume to the also exceedingly rare 1904 Dean's Rag Book, "Ten Little Indians" which I have had the pleasure to offer for sale only twice in my decades-long antiques career (see final photo for a...